Resources Regarding Civil War
and Living Historians
All Michigan Civil War
Looking to learn more about Michigan in the Civil War? Want to find places besides Historic Fort Wayne to visit? Check out our friends at All Michigan Civil War!
Michigan's page that promoted information centered on the 2015 celebration of the Civil War's 150th Anniversary.
Michigan Civil War History Partners
A group of people who helped Michigan promote the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Our Chairman, Tom Berlucchi, was on the History Partners committee.
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Michigan Commandery. The Order is one of the oldest veterans/hereditary organizations in the country.
A Civil War reenacting organization located in Michigan.
7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, Inc. is a Civil War reenacting organization located in Michigan.
4th Texas Infantry, Co. E is a Civil War reenacting organization located in Michigan.
The 24th Michigan is a reeanctment group whose members have shown their support for the fort.
Civil War Digital Digest provides American Civil War history and living history videos. Many episodes are recorded on location right here at Historic Fort Wayne.
Miscellaneous Local History Resources
Located on the grounds of Historic Fort Wayne. Why not visit the museum while at the Fort?!
The Detroit Historical Society has supplied info and photos to HFW Coalition over the years. They possess a wealth of historical resources.
A state-run organization whose mission is to discover, preserve and share the stories of Michigan.
A nicely compiled set of historical info on Detroit from a local history buff.
A detailed map of the locally designated historic districts (pdf).
Tim Kurtz Paintings
Tim Kurtz is a Michigan artist who has been very generous in his support of the fort. Purchase a copy of his painting of Fort Wayne and he'll donate $15 to HFWC.
Resources on Michigan's Native American Burial Mounds
Info and more resources regarding a Native American burial ground in Dearborn.
Major Indian tribes and trails are documented as far back as 1760.
A chapter from a free Google E-book with burial mound information. The book is titled "The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 1."
Full page excerpts from a Google E-book with burial mound information. The book is titled "Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground."
A freely accessed Google E-book titled "The Mystic Symbol: Mark of the Michigan Mound Builders."
Michigan's Native Americans
Not much on burial mounds, but contains some good background.